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How The Mubarak Family Made Its Billions

How The Mubarak Family Made Its Billions: "A tourist in Cairo spots three photographs on the wall of a restaurant: one of Nasser, another of Sadat, and the third of Hosni Mubarak. He asks the owner who the first man is, and the owner tells him it's the man who overthrew the Egyptian monarchy and served as the country's president. 'Who's the second man?' the tourist wants to know. 'That's Anwar Sadat, our next president,' comes the reply. 'He made peace with Israel but was assassinated in 1981.' Next the tourist wants to know who the third man is. 'Him?' says the restaurant owner. 'That's my business partner's father' - A popular joke in Egypt

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Hosni Mubarak resigns as president - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Hosni Mubarak resigns as president - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.

Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was 'waiving' his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday.

The crowd in Tahrir chanted 'We have brought down the regime', while many were seen crying, cheering and embracing one another.

Mohamed ElBaradei, an opposition leader, hailed the moment as being the 'greatest day of my life', in comments to the Associated Press news agency.

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